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HUM 144: Introduction to Women’s and Gender Studies - Yolanda Chapman, instructor

HWC Librarian

HWC Library Information

The HWC Library is open:

Mon. - Thurs.: 8AM - 8PM

Friday: 8AM - 4PM

Chat Reference:

Mon. - Sun.: 10AM - 10PM

Placed a hold on a book and not sure if it is ready? Check your student email account for a notification or call 312-553-5760. 

Visit the Harold Washington College Library's Homepage

Chat With A Librarian

Start a reference chat session with a librarian by clicking on the ASK US button.

Schedule A Research Consultation

If you find that you require help beyond chat reference and may need to speak with a librarian, you can submit a research assistance request form. A librarian will be in touch with you to schedule a Zoom meeting or, if possible, a phone call.

APA Style from the Purdue OWL

Scholarly vs. Popular Information Sources

What is scholarly? What is popular? What's the difference?

Podcast Information

Starting Your Podcast: A Guide for Students (NPR)

A Studio At Your Fingertips (NPR)

Podcast Library (American Anthropological Association)

How To Record A Podcast (The Podcast Host)

Selected Resources for Women and Gender Studies Research

If you would like to see a full list of the library's subscription databases, check out the alphabetized Full List of Library Databases or the Subject List of Library Databases if you prefer to see them grouped by general subject area. 

Selected Readings

Selected eJournals from EBSCO eJournal Collection

Remote Access to Library Databases

All library databases linked to are subscription databases. This means that to access them from anywhere outside of a City College building, you will need to log in with your CCC username and password. Note: Enter the username without the ending.

The login page will look like this:

The Research Process

The following links will walk you through the process of doing research once you have settled on a topic from starting your research to search for information in the library's database to evaluating information sources.

1. Starting Your Research

2. Developing Keywords

3. Locating Sources

4. Evaluating Sources

5. Citations and Plagiarism

Using Google Scholar for Research

Google Scholar is a Google platform that allows the user to search for information deemed scholarly from a variety of types of resources including journals, government documents, and websites. When searching, keep in mind that you may come across items that are not accessible in Google Scholar. You can always contact an HWC librarian with the citation information that is available in Google Scholar, and we can help you locate a copy. Remember that whenever you are doing research, and especially when using resources on the open internet, it is important to critically evaluate your sources of information.

This page from the University of Illinois Library provides more information about Google Scholar, its benefits and drawbacks, and how it compares to searching in a library database.